Every year, civilians are killed or maimed by accidental explosions in Colombia. Nearly six decades of civil war have left the country littered with landmines and unexploded ordnance. The aftermath of accidental explosions disrupt the daily life of victims and their...
Latest news on our project to build national demining capacity in Colombia.
Deminers answer Jack and Valentine’s questions
Some time ago, FSD was invited to a class at the Florimont Institute in Geneva to talk to students about humanitarian demining. The children, aged between ten to eleven, were very attentive to the presentation of FSD’s director, Hansjörg Eberle. After the...
FSD helps the most vulnerable of Teusaquillo
In Colombia, FSD continues to help OACP Descontamina Colombia, the national mine clearance authority, to develop and implement information management solutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has made work more difficult, since now an extra layer of information is needed to...
The challenges of demining in the jungle
Colombia, an earthly paradise of biodiversity, has been affected for more than five decades by an armed conflict which left behind numerous anti-personnel mines and other explosive devices. Today, demining the territory is hampered by certain obstacles and requires...
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